Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"The Business of Art: Brick and Mortar Retail (Virtual class)"
April 5, 2021
 

This is the first in a series of virtual and interactive 90-minute sessions designed to help artists of all types explore a variety of topics critical to their success as creative entrepreneurs. For the first part of the workshop, Paul will share best practices and his experiences, including his ownership and management of the Galena Spoon Company retail store in downtown Galena, IL. Then the remainder of the session will be given over to Q & A. Students are invited to submit a case study prior to the workshop so that your particular situation may be addressed. Register for one, two, three — or all eight of these Zoom-based Business of Art classes!
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Paul Pendola
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Intro to the Artist Statement/ 4-week class"
April 6-27, 2021
 

This e-class will be centered around drafting/revising artist statements and critically looking at your work for thematic consistency. This is a 4-part course (weekly assignments will be included) you will get one-on-one feedback from the instructor via email and one zoom call on your artist statement and also group feedback on your work vs your artist statement to see if the two are really trying to communicate the same message. The course will be a mix of writing prompts, recorded lecture audio, and email correspondence. By the end of the course students will gain more confidence in speaking and writing about their own work.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Cost: $75 Members / $80 Non Members
Sponsor: LaGrange Art League
Website, email, 708-352-3101


"The Business of Art: The Online Store (Virtual class)"
April 12, 2021
 

This is the second in a series of virtual and interactive 90-minute sessions designed to help artists of all types explore a variety of topics critical to their success as creative entrepreneurs. For the first part of the workshop, Paul will share best practices and his experiences with web-based commerce, including his management of the Galena Spoon Company online store. Then the remainder of the session will be given over to Q & A. Students are invited to submit a case study prior to the workshop so that your particular situation may be addressed. Register for one, two, three — or all eight of these Zoom-based Business of Art classes!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Paul Pendola
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"The Business of Art: Art & Craft Fairs, Festivals, and Tours"
April 19, 2021
 

The is the third in a series of virtual and interactive 90-minute sessions designed to help artists of all types explore a variety of topics critical to their success as creative entrepreneurs. For the first part of the workshop, Paul will share best practices and past experiences taking his Galena Spoon Company on the road to art and craft fairs and festivals, or opening his studio doors during art and craft tours. The remainder of the session will be Q & A. Students are invited to submit a case study prior to the workshop so that your particular situation may be addressed. Register for one, two, three — or all eight of these Zoom-based Business of Art classes!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Paul Pendola
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"The Business of Art: Leading Workshops (Virtual class)"
April 26, 2021
 

The is the fourth in a series of virtual and interactive 90-minute sessions designed to help artists of all types explore a variety of topics critical to their success as creative entrepreneurs. For the first part of the workshop, Paul will share best practices and his experiences with teaching spoon carving to groups or individuals, whether at art fairs, art centers, or from his studio. Then the remainder of the session will be given over to Q & A. Students are invited to submit a case study prior to the workshop so that your particular situation may be addressed. Register for one, two, three — or all eight of these Zoom-based Business of Art classes!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Paul Pendola
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"The Business of Art: Leveraging-up Social Media (Virtual Class)"
May 3, 2021
 

This is the fifth in a series of virtual and interactive 90-minute sessions designed to help artists of all types explore topics critical to their success as creative entrepreneurs. To begin this workshop, Paul and a guest lecturer will share best practices and examples of winning strategies in the social media realm. Including, but not limited to: promotion of self and product, networking, and audience expansion. The remainder of the session will be given over to Q & A. Students are invited to submit a case study prior to the workshop so that particular situations may be addressed. Register for one, two, three — or all eight of these Zoom-based Business of Art classes!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Paul Pendola
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"The Business of Art: Pricing Your Product (Virtual Class)"
May 10, 2021
 

This is the sixth in a series of virtual and interactive 90-minute sessions designed to help artists of all types explore a variety of topics critical to their success as creative entrepreneurs. You created it, you love it, now it’s time to sell it. Sure, but for how much? To begin this workshop, Paul will address that oh-so-difficult topic of how to put an appropriate price on the things you make. The remainder of the session will be given over to Q & A. Students are invited to submit a case study prior to the workshop so that particular situations may be addressed. Register for one, two, three — or all eight of these Zoom-based Business of Art classes!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Paul Pendola
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"The Business of Art: Managing the Business End (Virtual Class)"
May 17, 2021
 

This is the seventh in a series of virtual and interactive 90-minute sessions designed to help artists of all types explore a variety of topics critical to their success as creative entrepreneurs. To begin the workshop, Paul will apply his substantial academic background and corporate work experience in laying out the nuts and bolts of the business side of being an artist, including some company management knowledge. The remainder of the session will be given over to Q & A. Students are invited to submit a case study prior to the workshop so that particular situations may be addressed. Register for one, two, three — or all eight of these Zoom-based Business of Art classes!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Paul Pendola
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"The Business of Art: Supportive Organizations & Memberships"
May 24, 2021
 

This is the last in a series of virtual and interactive 90-minute sessions designed to help artists of all types explore a variety of topics critical to their success as creative entrepreneurs. Paul will begin the session by sharing examples of how local, regional, and national organizations – as well as state and federal programs – may be helpful to an individual artist. The remainder of the session will be given over to Q & A. Students are invited to submit a case study prior to the workshop so that particular situations may be addressed. Register for one, two, three — or all eight of these Zoom-based Business of Art classes!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Paul Pendola
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Creative Retreat with Artist Cat Coquillette in France"
August 28 - September 4, 2021
 

Join artist Cat Coquillette and educator Logan Elliott for an "artpreneur" retreat at a beautiful 18th century countryside manor in Southwestern France. In addition to painting alongside Cat every morning, you’ll also learn insider-knowledge to succeed in the art industry. Visit enchanting chateaus and beaux villages and indulge in exquisite French cuisine paired with some of the best wines in the region. UpTrek painting retreat inclusions: tuition, accommodation, meals, drinks, trips, transfers. For details, please visit our website (link below) or get in touch at contact@uptrek.com
 
Location: Saint-Priest-Ligoure, France
Instructor: Cat Coquillette
Cost: $3,390
Sponsor: UpTrek
Website, email, +40757302302


 

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